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Heaven and earth The world's biggest salt flat is situated in Salar de'Uyuni in Bolivia. During the rainy season this flat changes into one big mirror. The reflection of the sky creates a sense of infinity. As if you're walking where heaven and earth meet. It's no surprise that people call it 'the border between heaven and earth'. Sky, Salts Flats, Rainy Seasons, Cloud, Earth, Bolivia, Watches, People, Heavens
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Salar de Uyuni is a magical place: When covered by water, the world's largest salt flat becomes a mirror, and anyone walking across it appears to be walking on clouds. The salt crust, which covers 10 583 square kilometres in southwestern Bolivia at 11,995 feet above sea level, is nearly flat, which makes it ideal for calibrating the altimeters of satellites. Salar de Uyuni's origins lie in prehistoric lakes; it is a major breeding ground for several species of flamingos.
Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia Photograph by Heiko Meyer, laif/Redux Earth and sky are indistinguishable on the Salar de Uyuni, a vast salt flat in southwest Bolivia. A great lake covered this area 16,000 years ago. When it dried up, it left a 4,000-square-mile basin of salt, the world's largest such deposit. It's also one of Earth's flattest places—relief varies by less than 16 inches.